Distressed and bewildered by her behavior, he blamed Donald Trump, saying,” Trump is triggering people with mental illnesses” and I agreed.
“I generally believe he thinks black people are dangerous and Mexicans are rapists,” Arnold said. “He believes that. As he perpetuates that fear to America, watch out Mueller is lying; he is after me. And so, Americans are sitting home like Roseanne and her fans, are like, oh my God, what is happening out there? And they get anxiety.” Tom Arnold
In 1991, Roseanne Barr came out as an incest survivor with DID.
I knew she was telling the truth when I read this:
“It’s like living in a maze. It’s like that old woman who keeps adding on to her house … But the parts don’t get along and some of them have some real strange ideas about how to defend ” ABC News
When Roseanne Barr refers to her alternates as having ‘strange ways to defend’, she is referring to protector alternates and gatekeeper alternates.
Protector Alternates focus on perceived threats, and often find dependence, emotional needs and close relationships (attachment) threatening.
Gatekeeper Alternates control which alters take control of the body, and when.
Pathological Narcissists are lethal to people with DID; I’m talking about dishonest and psychologically abusive men and women who want to control our bodies and minds, who invade our lives with chaos and lies and expect us to love them for it.
Abusers use our trust to inflict damage on us and never apologize for it.
Abusers don’t want friends or lovers; they want hostages.
Please note: This post is not a defense of Roseann Barr’s behavior or comments. Mental illness is not an excuse for bad behavior unless a patient is genuinely out of control and in need of emergency services.
This is how life is when you feel weak and helpless:
You lay down and die or you puff yourself up until you
look so big everyone stays away.
But they stare.
One day the puff goes out and you think that maybe you don’t
need it: that there is no one to blame, there is no one to hate.
Bad things happened to me and they still happen; bad things will
happen to other people long after I’ve died.
Weak minds and political opportunists abuse religion; they always
have, and they always will.
All political creeds are open to corruption; all economic systems are open
to abuse, the poor will always be their own worst enemies because violent
poverty causes intense identification with the oppressor.
How does one think ones way out of the hateful violence inflicted by
one’s own people?
Somehow, I’ve thought my way out, but it’s taken most of my life.
My puff is gone.
I don’t need to explain myself, to apologize, or make myself livid with rage.
I don’t need to incite power struggles.
Power struggles are about feeling powerless; the need to fight small battles
is about the need for distraction.
“Am I dead?”
“No, not dead.”
I’ve never felt more certain of my worth as a person, never more secure
The puff is gone and in its place I think I see a person; a man whose hellish
past no longer defines who he is or how he will live the rest of his life.